According to a new study from the Center for Disease Control there has been a shocking increase in the suicide rate over the last 20 years.
Suicide rates have increased in nearly every state over the past two decades, and half of the states have seen suicide rates go up more than 30 percent…
The rise in suicide rates was highest in the central, northern region of the U.S., with North Dakota, for example, seeing a 57.6 percent increase since 1999. Nevada was the only state that saw no increase, and Delaware saw the smallest increase which was 5.9 percent…
Often, the suicide seemed to happen without warning: 54 percent of the people who killed themselves didn’t have a previously known mental health issue.
None of this should be surprising to us. As the West continues to go deeper and deeper into apostasy, self-destructive behavior will only increase. The gravity of the sin of formerly Christian nations cannot be overstated.
Predictably the secularists propose more statism as the solution to the problem of suicide:
The CDC report cites several different approaches [to suicide prevention], such as working to stabilize housing and teaching coping and problem-solving skills early in life.
The report also cites the need to reduce “access to lethal means” but without explicitly discussing firearms or controversial issues such as gun control legislation. Asked whether that was a deliberate omission, because of the political climate surrounding gun control, Stone said that suicide rates have been increasing across all methods.
“So it’s not just about firearms, it’s also about other methods of suicide such as hanging, suffocation, poisoning and the like,” she said. “We are concerned with all aspects of suicide prevention, including access to lethal means, and so we do include that in a comprehensive approach to suicide prevention.”
The CDC and suicide experts are proposing a literal nanny state that will teach people how to handle their feelings and will prohibit access to lethal means such as rope and common household chemicals.
Over the last several decades secular leftists have increased their control over the state and society. Numerous problems have arisen from this process, and the statist solution to this problem is always more of the same system that created these problems in the first place. There is no talk of repentance or humility, only battling the despair of the soul with the arm of the flesh.